with a google link to their homes. reporter stacey sager from our sister station in new york has the story tonight from white plains. >> reporter: do you have a right to know if your neighbor has a gun? new york state law permits it. >> not only is it okay but disclosure of the name and home address of every firearms licensee in new york has been a matter of public record for years. >> the journal news published this interactive map a point and click and you can figure out the names and addresses of thousands of people who legally own guns in west chest ever and rockland counties. dominik sputo was stunned when everyone who lived near him know that he is a red dot on the map. >> i may have some neighbors that don't look in favor of gun owners and may feel threatened by having a neighbor with guns in their house. >> reporter: and the backlash from gun owners getting more bitter. on the newspaper facebook page this comment "nice going idiots you made every nongun owner a sitting duck and target for criminals." some tell us they want the information. especially after what happened in newtown.